If your building mobile websites this could be handy

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by Gray Marble, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Gray Marble

    Gray Marble Newbie

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    low post count so fill in the blanks

    go to springbox site slash mobilizer its a mobile preview desktop app free to download. You can view: Blackberry Storm, Iphone4, HTC EVO, and Palm Pre

    Preview mobile websites, design mockups, and local HTML on Mac or PC.

    • WebKit-based Adobe AIR app lets you preview mobile content on a variety of phone shells
    • Visit any URL or drag and drop local HTML, Flash, or image files
    • View the same site on multiple devices:
    • Export PNGs of device views - perfect for portfolios
    • Quick, painless installation and upgrades via Adobe AIR
     
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  2. tharako

    tharako Junior Member

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    Thats great, it will help me to make screenshots for my landing page :D
     
  3. misteruk

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    Thanks for the info. I was using IBB Demo but wanted something with more phone options.
     
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    Thanks, I was looking for something of this kind as I'm starting my Mobile website business :)
     
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    that is cool....thank you.....
     
  6. ukescuba

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    You should also test to see how well your sites perform as well as validate Mite keynotes Free edition is possibly one of the most stringent testers I have come across they have 100s devices to compare how well you site will work on say an iPhone, blackberry or android... Better still it's free...

    http://mite.keynote.com/

    End of the day though you can't beat testing your sites on a real handset!

    My recommendation is have an android for your main phone ie samsung galaxy, get an itouch, and get yourself a blackberry pay as you go... They where selling the 8550 for like $65 the other day! You don't need a contract either since it uses wifi... But I have seen a lot of differences between the way the blackberry renders mobile sites and the way your iPhone or droid renders code

    Also remember a lot of emulators won't pick up screen size or user agent detection that's used for switching between regular desktop sites and mobile sites - hence my above comments

    Hope that helps

    Jay
     
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  7. Gray Marble

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    Thanks ukescuba for the info. You seem to be all up in the mobile game. I'm just starting out and was wondering if $500 is too high. I'd throw in a qr code, and 5 pages. I figure $100 a page.If I like then $75 lol.
     
  8. ukescuba

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    i normally do $250 to $350 site + extra $100 for qr code tracking service for a year but can knock these out in no time at all

    if the site isn't a cookie cutter site and is totally unique in its design than i charge upwards of $500 - i've charged over $2000 a couple of times for very custom mobile sites

    if you can get $500 go for it!
     
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  9. darkmonk

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    Mite looks awesome, thanks for the tip!

    It also works on Windows...
     
  10. ycfme

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    Is this the site your referring to?
    HTML:
     hxxp://www.springbox.com/
     
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  11. gr00vy

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    uke, are you hand-coding your sites or using a special tool for mobile site creation? I really want to get into this market but it's hard to know which tool is best, and most of them charge a chunk of change. Really want to know if something works well before up front. Or better yet, find a free tool :)

     
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    have you seen this course?
    simplecashsites

    I was wondering which software they are talking about.
    Any idea?
     
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    Mix right now of hand coding and using my own mobile framework for wordpress, I don't like the majority of mobile plugins for wordpress as they don't output proper business mobile sites, there are a few good mobile template sites but for the most part I would rather have full control over the code as rarely do any of the templates or auto generated sites validate well or are truly light weight - hope that makes sense

    Cheers

    Uke
     
  14. andayiseo

    andayiseo BANNED BANNED

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    Hey Guyz what has been the Best strategy for your mobile Marketing in finding Clients?
     
  15. mcc777

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    I have been using local biz listings like Manta etc. I then visit the site on my mobile then and if they are mobile unfriendly, I just build a mobile version of their site and email them a letter. It is working pretty well as I have just started and have landed 4 clients . I could do more but I'm finding out the truth that many business owners are not very savvy when it comes to mobile. Reaction varies. I had one guy who told me that mobile is not likely to catch on so he's going to wait (to go out of business more likely). Like I said, I have some pretty backward thinking business owners in the area that I live in so if you live in a fairly large metro (where people don't think you're a 'hoveround power chair' sales person when you call and mention 'mobile') you should do okay.
     
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    If you want to use a good online mobile emulator, I found one that's better than the run of the mill I've seen most sites using and. It lets you emulate 5 phones Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, Android and iPhone. The cool thing about it is you can pop back and forth between phone types without ever leaving the page. I found it on a site that I stumbled on by accident so I grabbed the code and adapted it for my own use. PM me for details.
     
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  17. rgfxct

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    Happy New Year mcc777 et ALL :)

    As I can't pm and would love to check out the emulator you are mentioning, at your convenience can you pm me?

    Thanks much!